Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Board on that Subject.
There has lately been written much about a center of leprosy in the Northwest, from where the disease is said to be spreading. It may be interesting to see how facts support this statement.
As early as in 1864, the condition of the lepers among the immigrants to the Northwest has been an object for the attention of medical men from their own country. In that year Dr. J. H. Holmboe, surgeon in charge of the Hospital for Lepers in Bergen, Norway, visited this country, to study the influence change of climate and other relations had on the development of the disease.
He found 12 cases, of which two had originated in this country, while one, who came here leprous, had got well. His impression was that their condition of health was better than it would have been if